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Chef Kev was absolutely amazing. My event was a children's tea party. I hired Chef Kev at the last minute and he exceeded my expectations. He planned the meals for the event. There was something for the kids and something for the adults. He also set up the meal table to complement our theme/ decor. I will definitely use him again.
Chef Serge and his sous chef did a fantastic job preparing s three course dinner for an 80th birthday celebration for my mother-in-law. Our guests ranged in age from 4-86 and Chef Serge did a terrific job in helping us craft a menu that was pleasing to the wide range of palates present. He also brought plates and silverware for an additional fee which made everything so much simpler for us. The food was delicious. We had both fish and chicken available and both were cooked beautifully with the right amount of seasoning. He surprised us with an amuse bouche that left all of us looking forward to the rest of the meal. Chef Serge incorporated fresh seasonal ingredients into our meal. It was a blistering hot day so we all appreciated his use of summer fruit and vegetables. The ratatouille--was fabulous! We were particularly impressed by Chef Serge's friendly demeanor and how patient and engaged he was with the children. The kids really enjoyed watching the meal being prepared and had lots of questions to ask. Chef Serge and his souse chef answered them all and kept the children engaged. In the words of my nephew, "He's a great Chef!" We are so happy that we hired Chef Serge and Pure Kitchen Culinary Concept. We were able to relax and thoroughly enjoy ourselves and we hope to do it again soon.
Diane was such a joy to have in the kitchen. Not only because the meal she prepared was so awesome, but she had the personality to match. Three courses that included shrimp skewers, lamb chops, asparagus, mashed potatoes, and a delectable strawberry shortcake...good thing I was already home and able to relax! I would definitely recommend Diane to friends and family and look forward to her services in the future.
What an amazing evening....really a 15 out of 10. Matt is a charming host (in your own home). I gave him one ingredient (lobstah' from Maine sent by a friend)....just based on that Matt proposed a brilliant menu that I did not change at all - though I am sure I could.....more importantly the evening was magical...wow..why did I wait so long to do this!!!! His leftovers today by the way was one of the best meals ever!!
Simply put, Chef Jackie Johnson is incredible. My wife and I along with another couple had Chef Jackie come to our home for a cooking lesson. Throughout the lesson, she was attentive toward all of us, gave us each individualized attention, and created an atmosphere that was engaging, fun, casual, and educational all at the same time. Her personality is very upbeat and you can tell in a matter of minutes that she is passionate about engaging and teaching others. As someone that is an above average cook, it was great to have Jackie teach me additional techniques and have a dialogue on cooking topics that I was most interested in. At the same time, the other couple were more novice in the kitchen, and she was easily able to shift how she spoke to make sure everyone could understand their task and reasons for the specific approach to cooking. Chef Jackie is authentic in her approach, provides excellent communication during the lesson, and gives you an experience that you will surely remember. Oh, and the came out fantastic. I highly recommend Chef Jackie to anyone in the Northern Virginia area who either wants to take a private lesson in their home, or wants to host a small dinner party and would like to have a chef prepare the meal in full. Thank you Chef for a wonderful experience, a great lesson, and empowering us to create great food!
Esther's dedication to customer service and attention to detail are impeccable. The food she prepared was not only healthy and nutritious but it was absolutely delectable. I highly recommend her with no reservations whatsoever.
PHG personnel where very professional and helpful from the get go. Candi, who set up the reservation for us, was understanding and very helpful to meeting our needs. The delivery was punctual. The food was great and everyone at the office party enjoyed the meal with complements that a great caterer was selected and a job well done. I wasn't to thank the PHG team for their service to DC Water and look forward to more opportunities with PHG. God bless PHG and may He grow their company beyond borders in Jesus name, amen.
As a single male who can't cook and has no time to do so properly, my diet has suffered due to years of compromising meals like pizza and takeout Chinese, etc. Therefore I cannot tell you how happy I am about Scott and the service he provides. I save money over eating out and delivery and the food Scott makes is immeasurably better, healthier and prepared by an obviously talented chef. The food is amazing; the ingredients are fresh and clearly chosen with care; Scott is charming and delivers it to you direct. It's pretty great and highly recommended.
I am so happy to write this review for the excellent service provided by Mary. Mary is not only a great professional chef; but she is also enthusiastic about her cooking and takes the time to understand her clients needs. I must add that she is a wonderful person to interact with. Food plays an integral part of my family's day; and I have no hesitations knowing Mary has prepared our meal! I know when I open the package containing the food prepared by her, I'll be in for a delicious treat!! I wish Mary all the best and will continue to work with her for nutritious and delicious meals.
I would give Nasrin six stars if I could. She agreed to prepare dinner for two on the occasion of my wife's birthday. Over the course of 10-days of planning she consistently demonstrated creativity, flexibility, and reliability. On the night of the surprise dinner, she produced a delicious feast of regional dishes, in generous quantities. My wife was surprised and delighted, so I couldn't have been happier. Highly recommended!
Not enough good things to say about Iyea! We hired her for our cooking needs over a period of 5 days. Eight of us flew into Baltimore for a convention and rented a house. She was very flexible and responsive throughout the process. She came early in the morning to prepare breakfast. While we ate breakfast she prepared our lunches to-go, then returned again to prepare dinner. One of the nights we had a spontaneous party of 40, and she went to Costco and handled it like a champ! She did all our shopping and majority of the clean-up as well. Her prices are incredible reasonable and her food was delicious, she has the home cooked family feel in her cooking. Thank you Iyea for feeding our souls :)
Wow. What a great evening. At first it was a bit weird to be sitting doing nothing while someone else does all the work but it was great to be able to hang with our friends and just relax. Sandra cooked an incredible meal and could not be more professional. It was our first time using her services and we will definitely use her again. Thank you Sandra. We had such a great night and you made it that way.
I truly love Thumbtack. My wife and I are full time professionals and our hours consume most of our time. We needed healthy, tasty food prepared weekly so we could simply heat, or place in oven and have a creative healthy meal without all the time it would take to prepare our self daily. Mrs.Dickson's meals are just what we needed. Only regret is not being able to take full credit for the great dinners we've eaten.
I've experienced Chef Giovanni's food on more than one occasion. Most recently, he prepared an excellent brunch for my mom and me. Chef Giovanni's food never disappoints. For brunch he prepared honey flax seed muffins, shiitake and beef filo croissants, purple potato puree with poached eggs, asparagus and fennel salad, quinoa waffles with fricasse shrimp, crispy salmon and tumeric hollandaise sauce, and finally, banana flambe pie. He accompanied the delicious food with a calming atmosphere. I'm a self-proclaimed Foodie and I truly appreciate Chef Giovanni's culinary talents. I highly recommend him for events-- small or large, casual or gourmet. He can do it all!
I ordered a 10 pack of healthy personal meals, and got restaurant quality lunches and dinners. The service is outstanding (professional AND she delivers), the food is beautifully plated and it has incredible flavor. It is clear that Haute Eatz does not compromise flavor when crafting these health conscious dishes. I love the convenience of the premade, fresh meals and the paired flavors of the food. I will be ordering again!
Julian is totally at home in the kitchen. He is knowledgeable and brings the highest quality workmanship and professionalism to both meal preparation and execution (including the importance of leaving a clean cooking area). He respects dietary preferences, selects fresh and healthy ingredients. He is punctual and responsive. JULIAN CAN COOK!!!
Excellent customer service and great food! I contacted Chef Nikki because I wanted to reduce the amount of fast food my family was eating. She suggested prepared meals and quickly provided a menu of healthy meals for me to select from. The food was delicious, the portion sizes were generous, and everything was professionally packaged. Because of Chef Nikki I can serve home cooked meals that are as convenient as fast food. I will continue to hire her.
Cherry catered a large party for me at my house. She was very professional and asked me a lot of questions around not only my food preferences and flavors but also took the time to understand the type of ambiance I was looking for. She took the time to listen and gave me a variety of options to work through, while also setting clear expectations of price and what I was to expect the day of my event. The food was amazing and presented in an artful and fun way. All my guests complimented the food, and I could not be any happier. 5 stars!
Everything I've order so far has been delicious. Started out just ordering dinners and now I'm having meal prep done for the week. Looking forward to this weekend menu.
We are a couple who wanted flavorful and diverse meals that are home style cooked. Barbara delivered the 5 separate main dishes and vegetable sides, split in half, packaged and labeled for our freezer. We will be placing another order with her.
Great food and service. Made our BBQ extra special.